NMSU Night at the Museums is Sept. 14


New Mexico State University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting its second annual “Night at the Museums” 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the University Museum at Kent Hall, 1280 E. University Ave., and the University Art Museum inside Devasthali Hall, 1308 E. University Ave.

In addition to tours of the two museums, the outdoor areas between Kent and Devasthali Halls will have music, displays and demonstrations by various departments in the college, plus three food trucks: Luchador, Green Chile Paddy Wagon and Francy Emilade along with custom-made “mocktails” created with Amador Live restaurant and bar.

Purchase tickets online at $10 per person and get one free specialty drink. Children 12 and younger get in free.

The event this year is focused on raising awareness of the Creative Media Institute (CMI), a program that has more students than it can accommodate in its current facilities.

“Our Creative Media Institute, which provides training in digital film making, animation and visual effects, is one of the fastest growing units in the college,” said Enrico Pontelli, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “CMI has been one of the shining jewels of the institution and a direct contributor to economic development in the region. We want to make the community aware of the needs of this program as it continuously grows and contributes to the economic development of the state.”

“CMI's involvement in ‘Night at the Museums’ will be an outdoor screening of student and faculty work,” said CMI Department Head Amy Lanasa. “Faculty and staff also will be on hand to discuss the preliminary design and ground plan for CMI's proposed 50,000 square foot training facility for the next generation of film, animation, creative writing and journalism students.”

 The current University Art Museum exhibition, “Specter,” and the latest University Museum exhibition, “Low and Slow,” will be open for tours, while activities and games will be available for all to participate. See the night sky through telescopes provided by the astronomy department and listen to music from NMSU students. Criminal justice students also will help visitors explore a mock crime scene.

For more information, email madoming@nmsu.edu.

To purchase tickets, visit artsci.nmsu.edu/as-event-info/night-at-the-museums.html.

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